Two ladies representing Serbia in the Conductors’ Forum
Chief Conductor Gabriel Feltz has selected Serbia’s representatives for the Conductors’ Forum – German programme for young conductors, which will take place at the Belgrade Philharmonic in June 2018. Out of seven candidates that applied for the audition, Mr Feltz chose two ladies, Natalija Mićić and Olivera Sekulić-Barac.
The Conductors’ Forum is special in the way it supports young conductors around the world, offering them a chance to conduct excellent, professional orchestras. The participation in this programme was very important for my career and I feel that it is now my duty, as a teacher, to help others. The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra has presented itself as a very friendly orchestra, full of support for the candidates that applied to the audition. We were principally looking for a remarkable personality, because fine conductors need to have an attitude and an expression that inspires orchestras and push them forward. Indeed, it was a surprise, but the two ladies turned out to be exactly the kind of candidates we were looking for”, said Feltz.
The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestras has become a partner of this respectable programme since 2017, through which not only German but also Serbian representatives are given a tremendous opportunity to gain experience that can propel them to the leading positions in the international music scene. Together with the other trainees of the Conductors’ Forum, they will conduct the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in the final concert scheduled on 21 June 2018.